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q: checking out f4 1000 - what to look for?

i'm trying to set up an appointment to see a 2004 mv f4 1000 1+1. it's got low miles (>1k), so it should be in great shape.

are there any specific areas that i should take my time looking over before i make an offer?

i doubt i'll be able to take it for a spin, not without a HUGE damange deposit!

any pointers would be welcome.

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Apart from the obvious check for damage, and since its only 1000kms or so old, I would ask the current owner how he/she ran the bike in.
In my view this is so critical, if not done as per book you will live with the problems for the life of the bike.
Also I would ask questions on why the sale at such low Kms....

In fact ask lots of questions!
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http://www.clarity.net/~adam/buying-bike.html

A great resource for the purchase of used motorcycles
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http://www.clarity.net/~adam/buying-bike.html

A great resource for the purchase of used motorcycles
good link. thanks for that!

is there anything specific to the mv that i should look at carefully?

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Make sure the fit and finish are up to your expectations. Make sure the spacing between the tank and airbox is even all the way across, epsecially at the top right of the tank where it meets the airbox. If not it could indicate rubbing and thus missing paint on either side. This is caused at pdi by improper tank installation most likely due to hose routing which could also indicate stressed quick disconnects under the tank. Check the lower v-cowl for scrapes. All aesthetic issues as it's too new to tell much unless it were really egregious.

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Ask the owner what top speed did he reach (not sure of the speling on this one.. sorry if there is a mistake). If it's over 170km/h the bike had a poor break in procedure...
Why do people buy bike and ride them 1000km or less??? You can't even imagine what the bike is capable of with such a mileage.
it took me 2 weeks to have such a mileage... couldn't ride on week end... my girlfriend didn't apreciate the 'monoposto' side of my choise...
Nice ride with your next bike... ;-)
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Anyone know how to decode the MV VIN numbers?
I want to make sure that the VIN checks out.

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Can't help with the VIN, but if you get the bike let's ride! There are a few of us here in THE OC. I picked up my 750 from a friend who bought a 1000, and I can't think of anything to complain about either one. They're awesome bikes!
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Anyone know how to decode the MV VIN numbers?
I want to make sure that the VIN checks out.

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Why do people buy bike and ride them 1000km or less??? You can't even imagine what the bike is capable of with such a mileage.
I guess some people just break the throttle wide open for the first time and wet themselves... then survival instinct kicks in and the bike is gone.
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